Raisin Molasses Gems

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Sun-Maid Natural Raisins or Sun-Maid Baking Raisins
  • Sugar
  • Directions:

    COMBINE butter and sugar; beat until well blended.
    ADD molasses and egg; blend well.
    COMBINE flour, soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and salt.
    ADD to molasses mixture; mix well.
    STIR in raisins.
    COVER and refrigerate until firm.
    HEAT oven to 350 F.
    SHAPE dough into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar.
    PLACE 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets.
    BAKE at 350 F for 10 to 12 minutes or until set.
    COOL 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets. Cool on wire racks.

    Makes 3 dozen cookies.